How to install iOS apps on Apple M1 mac
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How to install iOS apps on Apple M1 mac

How to install iOS apps on Apple M1 mac

Howdy :)

Hope you are well! Wanted to show you how to install apps on M1 macs, apps from iOS, the once that are not available in the AppStore. Now this may work or not, it depend on a lot of factors, I will show you the process and you try if it will work for you.

  1. Install on your mac Apple Configurator 2
  2. Run the Apple Configurator 2
  3. Connect your iOS device to the machine where the Configurator is running.

You should see something like this:

4. Now click on the 'Add' button:

You will see an small list, click on Apps:

The application will ask you to log in, if you where not logged in. After that a window with all your purchases in the iOS AppStore will be displayed. What ever app you want to install, it needs to be on this list. Use the search field to find the app you want and click on it on the list and click add:

After clicking add system will start downloading the application:

Wait until this is done, the next window is the last one in this application. Configurator will show you an alert that the app is already installed on the iOS device.

Ignore this window but do not close it, just ignore and open a new Finder widnow and click Command + Shift + G and paste this line into the serach window: `~/Library/Group Containers/K36BKF7T3D.group.com.apple.configurator/Library/Caches/Assets/TemporaryItems/MobileApps`

Inside the folder in the location that Finder just opened if the IPA file, double click on it to install it on your mac:

The app will not work just yet, you need to approve it, to do so:

Open the Termiall app and paste in this line (do not click ENTER): `sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine` on the end of this line click on the space bar to create a space, now drag the IPA file into terminal and click ENTER.

Put you user password in and after this try starting the app you just installed on your mac :)

You can now close the Configurator, Terminal etc. Hope the app is working.

Enjoy!

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